Des Moines man jailed after high speed chase

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  A Des Moines man's in the Polk County Jail, accused of leading a state trooper on a high speed chase on Highway 5 around 1:30 this (Wednesday) morning.  

Authorities arrested 31-year-old Matthew Dicks after using a PIT maneuver a few blocks east the Des Moines airport, at SW 14th Street and Highview Drive.

The State Patrol says a trooper pulled over red pick-up truck, for going 90-miles per hour on Highway 5, near Highway 28.   The driver initially gave a fake name, and couldn't give insurance information.

The trooper asked Dicks to come back to his patrol vehicle, but he took off, driving recklessly, weaving from lane to lane, and running every stop sign.

Authorities say the truck was going up to 80-miles per hour in some neighborhoods.

Once the truck was stopped, Dicks ran but was taken into custody at gunpoint.    

A female passenger in the truck, 25-year-old Ashlynn Christiansen, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Polk County.

Dicks is facing charges of eluding, reckless driving, driving while revoked, providing false identification, as well as several traffic charges related to the chase. 

He also has outstanding warrants.  Dicks was booked into the Polk County jail shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.

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